South Hills Baptist Fellowhip1 Jackson Creek Rd., Clancy, MT 59634-9714

staff and deacons

Staff and Deacons at South Hills Baptist Church

Contact information underneath pictures of staff.


Pastor: Jason Smith

Hello! I am excited to serve as Pastor at South hills Baptist Fellowship! It is my joy to teach the Scriptures and offer counsel in the word and to lead our church into all the ministry God is calling us to. I have a heart to see Jesus experienced by people like Matthew 13:44 describes: "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” I have found Jesus to be the all satisfying treasure of my life and want to work, speak, and live in such a way as to help others discover that truth as well. I look forward to walking forward with the body of Christ at South Hills “in a manner worthy of the calling by which we have been called”; “to walk with God in the light as He is in the light,” “to walk in faith and not by sight,” “to walk by the Spirit and not in the flesh.”

John Goodsell; Youth Minister

My name is John Goodsell. I have been Youth Pastor at South Hills Baptist Fellowship since December 2007. I graduated from Yellowstone Baptist College (Billings, Mt) with a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral ministries. I was born and raised in Helena, Mt. My wife Kelly and I have been married since July 2000 and we have two wonderful children Noah and Abigail.

Rick Oie:Deacon

“My wife Jill and I have been members of South Hills since 2004 along with our children Morgan and Cole.  Along with my role as a deacon, I enjoy leading worship on Sunday morning, and leading the Friday morning prayer/bible study breakfast every week at South Hills.  I also enjoy working with kids in AWANA on Wednesday evenings during the school year.  Outside of the church I enjoy being a part of the Montana City community by teaching Hunter Education and coaching kids in different athletic endeavors.  Throughout the year, you’ll find our family enjoying the beautiful creation God has provided in Montana.   We love to float, fly fish, hike, bike, hunt, camp, kayak, rock climb, ride ATVs and dirt bikes, ski, and sometimes even just sit still and stare at a campfire underneath a clear star-filled sky.”

Tom Hillesland: Deacon

Duane Lund: Deacon

My family and I have been attending South Hills Baptist Fellowship since 1997, and we have served in almost every ministry.  I am currently leading Sunday School at a local assisted living facility, working in the nursery, and helping the financial team. I enjoy the family-oriented and pitch-in community spirit here at South Hills.  When not attending to my work or church tasks; I like doing chores at home, hiking, hunting, and trips to visit family and friends.


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